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Jun 21, 2015 11:54 am

Alvarez: ‘I Couldn’t See Melendez After My Eye Injury’

Eddie Alvarez and Gilbert Melendez left it all in the octagon earlier this month when the two lightweights clashed at UFC 188. Mexico City, Mexico hosted their long awaited bout which did not live up to expectations right off the bat. Alvarez suffered a gruesome eye injury in the opening round. Alvarez took a stiff...

Jun 17, 2015 2:16 pm

Alvarez: ‘I broke my nose and orbital in fight vs Melendez’

Eddie Alvarez might have come away with the victory this past weekend when he fought the always tough Gilbert Melendez, but his face certainly doesn’t match the results. Alvarez blew his nose between rounds and caused his left eye to blow up and severely swell instantly. The lightweight took to his Twitter and let fans...

Jun 14, 2015 12:05 pm

Alvarez Talks Slow Start to UFC 188 Fight with Melendez

Even though both Eddie Alvarez and Gilbert Melendez showed an incredible amount of heart in their performances on Saturday, their “UFC 188” bout was far from the potential “fight of the year” fans thought it would be. Hear why Alvarez thinks the fight’s entertainment factor suffered in this backstage interview. Chad Mendes Strips, Gets VanZant...


Jun 14, 2015 10:16 am

Twitter Reacts to Alvarez’s Shocking Win over Melendez at UFC 188

Eddie Alvarez and Gilbert Melendez left it all in the octagon Saturday night at UFC 188. While their long awaited bout wasn’t the “fight of the year” critics thought it would be, Alvarez and Melendez showed a ton of fighting spirit in the second and third rounds that brought the crowd to their feet. Melendez...

Jun 14, 2015 8:05 am

UFC 188’s Alvarez/Melendez Scorecard REVEALED!

As Gilbert Melendez and Eddie Alvarez stepped into the octagon on Saturday night, fans had high hopes that the lightweights would put on a “Fight of the Year” worthy performance, but they didn’t even earn fight of the night honors. Alvarez and Melendez got off to ta slow start where neither fighter wanted to get...

Jun 9, 2015 2:54 pm

Alvarez Convinced Melendez Won’t Stand With Him

Fighters aways say they’re going to stand and go to war, but few rarely do. They usually end up trying to take the fight to the ground when things aren’t going there way. Which of course is fair considering it is MMA, not kickboxing. UFC lightweight and former Bellator champion thinks this is going to...

Jun 8, 2015 6:38 pm

Alvarez Gives Warning to Melendez: ‘You’re In for a Rude Awakening’

Former Bellator Lightweight Champion Eddie Alvarez will be making his return to the octagon this weekend at UFC 188. Former Strikeforce champion Gilbert Melendez will be standing in the corner opposite of Alvarez and the lightweight contest is one fans have wanted to see since they ruled their respective promotions. Alvarez lost his UFC debut...

Jun 6, 2015 10:16 am

Melendez: ‘Eddie Alvarez And I Are The Perfect Recipe For FOTY’

UFC lightweight and former Strikeforce champion Gilbert Melendez is looking forward to his scrap with former Bellator champion Eddie Alvarez. During recent media obligations to promote the fight Melendez acknowledges that it’s a fight many people have been wanting to see for a long time now, with both men being former champions in other organizations....

Jun 1, 2015 11:21 am

Melendez to Alvarez: ‘I Wasn’t Ducking You, I Was Doing You a Favor’

Gilbert Melendez and Eddie Alvarez were both held in the highest regard in the eyes of mixed martial arts fans and were viewed as two of the best lightweights in the world. Melendez represented Strikeforce as their dominant lightweight champion while Alvarez represented DREAM and Bellator. Fight fans speculated that the only person who could...

May 29, 2015 6:04 am

Melendez: ‘If You’re down on the scorecards you gotta go for it!’

Have you ever watched a fight and wondered why a fighter who is clearly down on the scorecards isn’t doing much to push or go for a finish? Well in a recent interview with BJPENN.COM’s Layzie The Savage, UFC lightweight Gilbert Melendez gives his thoughts on the matter and says it’s unfortunately just how some...

Feb 23, 2015 4:21 pm

Melendez vs. Alvarez Set For UFC 188 Co-Main Event

UFC 188 has received a huge fight that has all the makings to potentially be a ‘Fight of the Year’ candidate. Gilbert Melendez vs. Eddie Alvarez has been set for the co-main event slot for the event, behind Cain Velasquez vs. Fabricio Werdum, which will be the main event on the UFC 188 card. Indiscutido...

Jan 18, 2015 1:00 pm

Melendez: ‘McGregor Is Absolutely Not The #1 Contender’

Gilbert Melendez is fresh off his UFC 181 loss to Anthony Pettis, but found some time to join the crew at Fox Sports to discuss tonight’s UFC Fight Night Boston. Melendez believes that Frankie Edgar, not Conor McGregor is the rightful #1 contender. His words: “He’s absolutely not the No. 1 contender in my opinion....

Dec 7, 2014 10:47 am

QUICK TWITT: Pros react to Pettis’ win over Melendez

In the co-main event of UFC 181 last night, Anthony ‘Showtime’ Pettis scored a second round submission win over a very game Gilbert Melendez. Below is a compilation of fighter reactions to the submission. I'm fucking eating wheaties it's for every meal — russell doane (@RussellDoane135) December 7, 2014 Pettis is unreal! #UFC181 @Showtimepettis —...

Dec 6, 2014 8:44 pm

UFC 181 Results: Pettis Retains Belt! Submits Melendez in Round 2

Gilbert Melendez did a fantastic job at closing the distance in the first round, not allowing Pettis to throw any of his unorthodox strikes. Pettis’ offense was limited in the first five minutes and Melendez implemented his gameplan wonderfully. He took Pettis down twice and dug into his body with brutal body shots. As the...

Dec 5, 2014 12:52 pm

Melendez Hoping For GOAT Status With UFC 181 Title Win

“Yeah, this is my… I feel like I’ve accomplished everything there is to accomplish in the sport, except winning the most prestigious title out there, and that’s the UFC belt. I can see it from here and, you know, I want it so bad. And if I can win that belt, I think that would...

Dec 4, 2014 8:03 pm

Pettis On Melendez: ‘He’s on his way out of his peak’

“I feel like he’s on his way out of the peak of his career, and I’m just entering it. I think his peak of his career, I wouldn’t say it’s passed, but he’s not starting it anymore. I’m just starting to tap into my grown-man strength, my full potential, my knowledge of fighting. I’m very...

Nov 19, 2014 9:10 am

Nate Cool At #2 During Potential Melendez Title Reign

With the return of Nate Diaz on the horizon, many are wondering what Diaz will do if his teammate Gilbert Melendez defeats Anthony Pettis for the lightweight title next month. Diaz answered the question on everyone’s mind on Chael Sonnen’s ‘You’re Welcome’ podcast recently. “I’m completely content with Gilbert being No. 1 and me being...

Oct 2, 2014 4:45 am

Pettis Promising 1st Round KO Of Melendez

“The fans can expect me finishing this fight in the first round. I’ve been out for a year and I’m excited to be back. I’m healthy, ready to fight and, unfortunately, Melendez will be my first opponent after my return. I say unfortunately because I’m sure that I won’t need more than one round. I...

Sep 26, 2014 2:59 pm

PHOTOS | Hendricks-Lawler, Pettis-Melendez Staredowns

Earlier today the UFC held their UFC 181 Tickets on-sale press conference with headliners Johny Hendricks and Robbie Lawler, as well as co-main event fighters Anthony Pettis and Gilbert Melendez. Enjoy the staredowns from this event, which takes place December 6th.

Sep 26, 2014 11:24 am

UFC 181 Press Conference Today At 2 PT With Weidman, Belfort, Pettis, And Melendez

Today the UFC has invited fans to their UFC 181 press conference and Q&A with Chris Weidman, Vitor Belfort, Anthony Pettis, and Gilbert Melendez. Weidman was supposed to fight Belfort at UFC 181, but a hand fracture has forced him out of the bout. Anthony Pettis vs. Gilbert Melendez will still serve as the co-main...

Sep 17, 2014 3:43 pm

Melendez Responds To Alvarez’ Trash Talking

Gilbert Melendez fired back at Eddie Alvarez today after Alvarez had quite a strong reaction to Melendez comments that Alvarez had lost the spring in his step. Melendez fired back at Alvarez via MMAJunkie Radio today saying: “Lately, I’ve seen him fight, and again, I think he lost his (step), and he’s been off my...

Sep 10, 2014 5:10 am

Melendez: ‘Nick Diaz vs. Anderson Silva Is A Win Win’

“There’s not too many times in the sport where everyone is a winner, and the fans, by far, are the winners. Nick’s a winner in this situation. I think this is a great fight for him to come back to and a fight that he’s wanted. He’s fighting one of the greatest of all time,...

Sep 5, 2014 9:55 am

“Showtime” Signs Melendez Contract – ‘Ready to silence the critics’

UFC lightweight champion, Anthony “Showtime” Pettis has just signed his bout agreement to face Gilbert Melendez. The two top 155’ers will square off on Dec. 6 in Las Vegas. Caption: Signing my fight contract for December 6th… Time to silence the critics!!! #teampettis #tuf20 #hihaters #bethedntmakeitoutthe1st